Solved

search companion blank

Posted on 2008-10-07
9
1,086 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have XP Home edition,  The windows search companion is blank when I select search files or folders.  I have reinstalled search assistant, followed the instructions on Microsoft for blank fields, (installing search assistant, registering vbscript.dll and also expanding jscript.    

What else can I try.
0
Comment
Question by:dixmoor32
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:flubbster
ID: 22658213
If you have Microsoft Desktop Search and/or Google Desktop, please try un-installing them. Google causes this problem many times, and the Microsoft Search can conflict with search assistant in some cases.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dixmoor32
ID: 22658264
I uninstalled google toolbar, but didn't have google desktop installed.   How can I tell if I have microsoft desktop search installed?  
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:flubbster
flubbster earned 250 total points
ID: 22658314
If you have it, it should be listed in add/remove programs. Look for an entry that says either "windows desktop search", or "MSN Search Toolbar with WDS".
0
[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

 

Author Comment

by:dixmoor32
ID: 22658348
It's not installed  I looked and can't find it.  Even looked in updates to make sure.   Any other ideas.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 22658651
Was this the article you tried?   >>>
"Several dialog boxes are blank":
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831430


Further possible assistance>
"Search Companion blank ... :
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1083625219


Less likely, but it may help>
Error Message: "A File That Is Required to Run Search Companion Cannot Be Found":
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q319949
Was this the article you tried?   >>>
"Several dialog boxes are blank":
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831430


Further possible assistance>
"Search Companion blank ... :
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1083625219


Less likely, but it may help>
Error Message: "A File That Is Required to Run Search Companion Cannot Be Found":
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q319949
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 22658659
Sorry, double posted ..
0
 
LVL 27

Assisted Solution

by:Jonvee
Jonvee earned 250 total points
ID: 22658711
Presume you have checked for Malware.  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is excellent:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

You could also run the system file checker.
Start>Run    
type >>          SFC /scannow

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:dixmoor32
ID: 22658914
yes I looked at article 831430.  Article 319949 is for sp1,  have sp3 installed.  I ran scannow also.  I have virus software installed no virus.  I ran trendmicro online Housecall and had not viruses or spyware.  Any other ideas??/
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
dixmoor32 earned 0 total points
ID: 22659231
i resolved the problem.   I ran regsvr32 %Windir%\srchasst\srchui.dll.  and then reinstalled search assistant.  


I found it on the following link:
http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/WinXP/microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support/2006-06/msg02483.html

thanks for everyone's help.  
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Migration of Exchange mailbox can be done with the ExProfre.exe tool. But at times, when the ExProfre.exe tool migrates the Exchange Server user profile, it results in numerous synchronization problems. Synchronization error messages appear in the e…
Sometimes people don't understand why download speed shows differently for Windows than Linux.Specially, this article covers and shows the solution for throughput difference for Windows than a Linux machine. For this, I arranged a test scenario.I…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question